Walnut Creek: Vietnamese Food at Pho Huynh Hiep

  Pho Huynh Hiep or better known as Kevin’s Noodle House is making a killing in the Bay Area. I recently went to the Walnut Creek location. I’ve been to one of the… Continue reading

Lafayette: Chinese Lunch at Uncle Yu’s

  The day after my suitcase was stolen in San Francisco, I found myself wandering around the sleepy town of Lafayette. I was tired, sweaty and lugging a huge bag of newly purchased… Continue reading

SF: Banh Mi at Bun Mee

  On one of my previous trips to San Francisco, I spotted Bun Mee and filed it away for times I needed an Asian food break the next time I was in SF.… Continue reading

Palm Springs: Breakfast at Elmer’s Restaurant

Before we left Palm Springs, we stopped at Elmer’s Restaurant to have breakfast.┬áLocals had mentioned Cheeky’s as the favorite breakfast spot in Palm Springs but it was also closed for the off season.… Continue reading

Palm Springs: Lunch at El Jefe

  We stayed at the Saguaro Hotel in Palm Springs and had lunch one day at the hotel’s cafe, El Jefe. Tinto, another restaurant at the hotel was closed for off-season so it… Continue reading

Palm Springs Bar Crawl: The Bar, Desert Fox and Tonga Hut

  Off season in Palm Springs could be paradise. You get all the sun, fun and pool time without gobs of tourists. But it also makes bar hopping interesting. Some bars close early… Continue reading

Palm Springs: All the Food and Drinks at Workshop Kitchen

  I heard about Workshop Kitchen + Bar a few years ago and kept it in mind when I got to Palm Springs. I was delighted to be invited to try the food… Continue reading

Palm Springs: Calamari and Bun Bo Hue at Pho 533

  I was in Palm Springs for a couple of days last month and one of the suggestions I got was for Pho 533 near our hotel, the Saguaro. We started out with… Continue reading

Culver City: Dinner and Drinks at East Borough

  East Borough opened in Culver City a few months ago. I was excited by the idea of more Asian food on the “Westside” (though we all know Culver really isn’t thaaaaat west.… Continue reading

Ray’s and Stark Bar Announces New Executive Chef Viet Pham

  The Patina Group has announced Chef Viet Pham as the new executive chef at Ray’s and Stark Bar. The restaurant and bar located at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)… Continue reading